Minneapolis Auditorium

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Minneapolis Auditorium
Minneapolis Auditorium
The first Minneapolis Auditorium, built in 1905, which later became the Lyceum Theater[1]
Location Minneapolis, Minnesota
Coordinates 44°58′08″N 93°16′26″W / 44.969°N 93.274°W / 44.969; -93.274Coordinates: 44°58′08″N 93°16′26″W / 44.969°N 93.274°W / 44.969; -93.274
Opened 1927
Demolished 1989
Construction cost $3,150,000 USD
($42.8 million in 2014 dollars[2])
Capacity 10,000
Tenants
Minneapolis Lakers (NBA) (1947–1960)

Minneapolis Auditorium was an indoor arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It hosted the NBA's Minneapolis Lakers from 1947 until they left for Los Angeles in 1960. The arena held 10,000 people and was built in 1927. It was demolished in 1989 to make way for the Minneapolis Convention Center.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A History of Minneapolis: Conventions and Organizations". Hennepin County Library. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.

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Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
Minneapolis Lakers

1947 – 1959
Succeeded by
Minneapolis Armory